Kosuga Bamboo Tsuru Dessert Forks
Traditional Japanese forks like the ones in this set are typically found in settings like a tea house where small Japanese confectionaries are served. Elegantly shaped and carved to resemble a bird, the Japanese word tsuru actually refers to a crane. Compact and easily transportable, this set of 5 forks can easily be used to share a fruit or cheese plate or small selection of desserts at the table or at an outdoor picnic when heavy flatware is not desirable.
5.5'' x 0.5''
Originating in Kyoto, Kohchosai Kosuga is a fifth-generation atelier that combines traditional bamboo shaping techniques and contemporary design concepts. The bamboo used in Kohchosai Kosuga products are of the Madake and Mousouchiku varieties. Carefully crafted by skilled hands using bamboo sourced from the mountains of Hyogo, Nara and Kyoto known for their incredibly strong and durable bamboo reeds. No preservatives or chemicals are used in the harvesting or making of these pieces and the procuring and drying of each bamboo piece is a long process. The bamboo is harvested between the cold winter months of November to February. When it gets warmer in March, the oil from the bamboo is removed through steaming in a special kiln. After that, it is hung to dry in the sun for over one month.
Due to its natural material, there will always be variation in the grain, tone and finish. Over time the color and appearance of the bamboo will naturally change and patina with use.
Hand wash only with mild detergent and soft sponge. Avoid soaking in water or keeping wet for long periods of time. Extended exposure to sunlight may discolor the wood and warp its shape. Do not microwave or bring in contact with a flame.